A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation. These are the words of Ronald Reagan, who served as president of the United States from 1981 to 1989, and they are now being repeated by our incumbent president, Donald Trump. Despite nearly 30 years passing, and with America’s increasing concerns over matters abroad,… Read More Border Security: Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings
When we browse the racks of vibrant back-to-school clothing at our local mall, prices are often on the top of our list of things to look out for. Rarely do we consider why prices are the way they are. Instead, we stay away from brands that sell clothing for prices we view as too high,… Read More Cost of Fashion
Many have heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of all the trash we throw onto the streets, which break down into smaller and smaller pieces that never go away. However, it doesn’t seem to quite register in our minds that there is a literal collection of trash floating in our ocean. It’s… Read More How can we save our ocean?
On Jan. 13 at 8 a.m., the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HEMA) began its ritual testing of the state emergency and wireless-emergency alert systems—testing that is completed three times daily. Five minutes later, a HEMA employee who was supposed to have initiated the drill version of the missile alert chose instead the actual version. The… Read More False missile alarm exposes State Agency flaws
Most people nowadays know what the social term for stalking is. Digging deep and scrolling all the way down on someone’s social media profile is somehow considered stalking in 2018. But what about the other, scarier definition? The one nobody really wants to talk about? Imagine that you’re being stalked by someone at the same… Read More The effects of stalking
On Dec. 14, in a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commision voted to reverse the decision to classify Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Comcast and Verizon as public utilities, enabling these businesses to change the speed of traffic for internet users based on discrimination. The regulations that were repealed were proposed by former FCC chairman… Read More It’s up to us to save the internet
With the holiday season in full swing and the Oscar season right around the corner, there’s already quite a buzz surrounding possible Oscar 2018 contenders. The 2017 remake of Stephen King’s It is one of them. Without the political intrigue of Get Out, the sensational twist of Split, or the franchising power of Alien: Covenant,… Read More Do clowns deserve the bad rap they get?